Yaesu FT-901DM

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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This radio does not have general coverage receive. There is a built-in speaker.

Frequency range

RX-range
160-10 m + WWV
TX-range
160-10 m
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
Passband tuning from 300 to 2400 Hz
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-Output
SSB/CW: 100 W, AM/FM: 80 W

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC or mains
Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
342 × 154 × 324 mm (13.46 × 6.06 × 12.76 in)
Weight
18.00 kg (39.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 197x and 19xx
MPN
YAESU-FT-000901DM

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Reviews & stories

Great rig, even today...

Yaesu FT-901DM, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I bought this rig as a project rig in junk condition in 1991. It had fallen into the hands of a hacker who had converted it to 11m and damaged parts all through the rig...cracked slugs, damaged PC boards, etc. Cosmetically it was good, so I bought as service manual and set out to bring it back to life. After a couple of months of work in my spare time, it was back on the air.

I was very impressed with the receive audio quality, rx sensitivity for it's day, stability after a short warm-up, and just the overall handling and feel of this rig. It was Yaesu's contest rig of the late 70's, and had features like: Adjustable Audio Passband Tuning, built-in keyer, VOX, Auto Mic Gain Control, adjustable notch filter, adjustable I.F. width, tx processor, etc.

It still has a prominent location in my primary operating position, and is used nearly every day.

Written by WB4IUY on May 15, 2011

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Poor condition in 1991
USD 75.00

What's it worth

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Yaesu FT-901DM might be around:

  • USD 695.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
1991 USD 75.00 Used / Poor WB4IUY
2009 USD 200.00 Used / Okay KC9MPU
2009 USD 150.00 Used / Fair KM8A
2010 USD 1400.00 Used / Good KG4

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